Macqwoty 2016

Graphic: Macquarie Dictionary Our favorite Word of the Year (#woty) is Australia’s #macqwoty, hosted by Macquarie Dictionary. Each year they announce a public game in January to choose the best word of the previous year. 2016 is the year of the Freecycle, Norman door, Blockchain, Post-Truth, Fake News, Driverless Car and mmmmm… bush carrots, must be …

Buzzword Bingo 2016

Photo: NASA Marshall, Orbits WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo. Among our favorite words from 2016: …

Aviation Buzzword Bingo

Updating our game of Aviation Buzzword Bingo Vocabulary airplane – airport – airside – air traffic control – ancillary_revenue – ashcloud – aviation – blackbox – boarding pass – cockpit – delay – departure – destination – early boarding – emissions – final call – flight – frequent flyer – gate – icao – jet …

Mexico’s Culinary Histories

Livestreaming today and en español: México, sus cocinas y sus historias culinarias (Mexico’s kitchens and culinary histories). Speaker: Sarah Bak-Geller Corona http://www.enah.edu.mx/index.php/transmisiones México, sus cocinas y sus historias culinarias Key Links http://www.enah.edu.mx https://www.facebook.com/ENAH.oficial https://www.youtube.com/user/ENAHTV Tweets by ENAH_oficial Comments from the video Estamos dando el prestigio que merece las historias culinarias en México o que hacemos para mejorar …

#IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo Card #1

Our 2016 #IUCNCongress Buzzword Bingo is a mix of the aspirational, the nerdy wonk words, hashtags and gems. Suggestions are welcome. Buzzword Bingo cards can be printed and shared without charge. Fans are encouraged to remix the artworkwith the attribution-sharealike license. Aichi – App – Attention – Audience – Biodiversity – Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard – …

August 12 is World Elephant Day

August 12 is World Elephant Day. To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Twitter: @wrldelephantday Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay Facebook: facebook.com/worldelephantday We’re celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are welcome in the comments. Translating: …

When is bus service expected to resume in Oaxaca? = ¿Cuando reanude el servicio de autobuses en Oaxaca? #OaxacaNow (July 2016)

oaxaca bus Social protests continue in Oaxaca, Mexico. July is normally a festive month in the southern Mexican state, but with blockades and marches occurring the past two months, visitor cancellations have been on the increase. More disturbing is the news that the ADO Bus Terminal has been blockaded the past two weeks (late night …